Thursday, February 25, 2016

Easter Rising Centenary: Two events in London

Kieran Allen on 1916: Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition

1916: Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition
Friday 04 Mar 7pm
With Kieran Allen
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue,
Hosted by Bookmarks bookshop, author Kieran Allen will introduce a discussion celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising for Irish freedom. His new book published by Pluto, 1916, looks at the context of the Rising in the imperialist conflicts of the time. It also follows the thread of Ireland's complex revolutionary tradition - uneasily combining republicanism and socialism - in the century since.
Doors open at 6.30pm for browsing the extensive Bookmarks book stall and the meeting will begin at 7pm. Refreshments available on the night.

One Hundred Years On: The Irish Easter Rising

London Socialist Historians Group Forum - Saturday 30 April  - midday

One Hundred Years On: The Irish Easter Rising 
Institute of Historical Research, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU 

The LSHG are hosting a forum on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising on Saturday 30 April with speakers including John Newsinger and James Heartfield.
A number of speakers will address the significance of the Rising on its 100th anniversary...
(And the final Spring LSHG seminar is on Monday 7 March at 5.30pm, Room 304, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St London WC1. and will see Ben Lewis talking about Clara Zetkin's letters and writings - the latest issue of Revolutionary History which was reviewed here:

1 comment:

  1. A review of a 2016 book on the subject may be found at
    Hidden Heroes of Easter Week – Memoirs of Volunteers from England who joined the Easter Rising, by Robin Stocks.
    Review by Derek Pattison.